Description:  The top picture shows a small robot. The bottom picture shows the robot modified to be about the size of a human. Human subjects said they were more comfortable with the smaller robot, and more comfortable when it did not approach directly or make sudden moves.
Source:  University of Kansas
Story:  Manners matter to the circuit-minded
TRN April 25, 2001
TRN Categories:  Robotics; Computers and Society
Form:  Still

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